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Bangor stabbing victim died of wound to the abdomen, medical examiner says

Kevin Bennett | BDN
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Bangor Police Detective Larry Morrill collects blood evidence from the deck and door of 80 Elm St. in Bangor on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — The man mortally stabbed on Elm Street on Saturday morning died from a wound to the abdomen, Mark Belserene, a spokesman for the state medical examiner’s office, said Monday afternoon.

Jeffrey LeBlanc, 34, of Bangor died from “a stab wound to the abdomen and it has been ruled a homicide,” he said.

Police are releasing few details about the stabbing, which left a trail of blood in the snow leading up to the two-unit apartment house, except to say they were called to 80 Elm St. at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday for the knife assault.

They found the victim and took him to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where he died late Saturday morning, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

Several people were present when the stabbing occurred, Edwards said.
The residence where the stabbing took place is located near the corner of Elm and Garland streets.

Police have responded to the Elm Street address 22 times in the last year, the sergeant said.

“In August, we went out eight times,” Edwards said.

Those August incidents included a family fight, a trespassing complaint and a hang-up 911 call, the sergeant said.

As of Monday, no one had been charged or arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing.

BDN writer Dawn Gagnon contributed to this report.

Correction: An earlier version of this story contained an error. The man who was mortally stabbed in Bangor, Jeffrey LeBlanc, was 34, not 24 years old.

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